Opportunities for Undergraduate Students
All undergraduate pharmacy students are strongly encouraged to participate in research during their studies. Interested students can seek the opportunity to work in research projects in the college by directly contacting the professor(s) supervising the relevant project. A list of research programs within the college is available here.
Several research fellowships for undergraduate research are available on a competitive basis to students enrolled in one of the College of Pharmacy undergraduate programs. Information on these undergraduate fellowships and other research opportunities specifically for undergraduates is available on this page. Research internships in the Bachelor of Sciences in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) program are administered separately, and are open only to those students in the BSPS program. Such students should contact their faculty mentor about arranging a summer internship.
Purdue's Office of Undergraduate Research has several resources available to undergraduate students interested in reasearch. Please visit this page to learn more.
Research is a crucial element in every graduate degree offered by the College of Pharmacy. Although Purdue College of Pharmacy MS and PhD programs begin with course work, each one culminates in a significant original research effort by the student that demonstrates his or her advanced understanding of and participation in the scientific discovery process. This research project is carried on under the mentorship of faculty, involving both a primary research advisor and an advisory committee.
Finding a research laboratory
Please see this short video on finding a research laboratory. (August 23, 2022)
Post-doctoral Researchers and Visiting Professors/Scientists
If you fall into this category, you should contact the professor in whose research program you have an interest. Caution: Non-judicious use of email to send requests for employment to all the members of the faculty are usually ignored. Be selective!